Tea for the Sickly

I like this photograph–on my first visit to this blog site it captured the “broken light” theme, combining the comfort of warmth with the mystery of the future (where are the tea leaves?), as well as the ambiguity of the peeling nail polish. So much story here. Plus as a psychotherapist I’m always looking for encouraging ways people manage their challenges. This site inspires hope.

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Please welcome first-time contributor Sonya Leon, a 20-something young professional living and working in Montana. Sonya was misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 22. She struggled to identify with this disorder, and after just a handful of visits with the psychiatrist she abandoned all hope of ever getting “better” and discontinued therapy. Less than a year later when things became unmanageable again, she visited a new psychologist who diagnosed her with depression and PTSD. She went through months of intensive EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) that pushed her to her breaking point, but she refused to give up. Then one day she woke up (literally and figuratively) and life was somehow different. The EMDR therapy worked. She felt like a new person. The crippling fears she once dealt with on a daily basis had been tapered down to only a few episodes, here and there…

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